Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist October 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri1

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  • October 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • IndexGeneral informationwriterpublishinggenresub genrenarrator and point of viewplaces and timeCharactersanalysis of the novelcultural referencessourcesOctober 2014*Fiodor Nicola Misuri

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  • General InformationWriter: Mohsin Hamid(born 1971) is aPakistaniwriterPublishing year: 2007. Hamish Hamilton(United Kingdom); Harcourt(United States); Oxford University Press (Pakistan)Genre: fictionSub genre: cultural, social, politic, economicNarrator and point of view: The protagonists point of viewPlaces and time: in Lahore, in the Old district of Anarkali

    October 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • CharactersThe main charactersThe protagonist: Changez, a Pakistani student who studied and worked in AmericaThe interlocutor: an American touristsecondary charactersErica: an American girl.October 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Analysis of the novelThe novel is organized into twelve chaptersThe comparison between two cultures (American and Pakistani) is the main aspect of the novelThe writer uses some narrative and linguistic elements to bring cultural differences to surfaceOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Use of language and narration are linked to contemporaneity: events like the attacks to the Twin Tower in 2001) come together to underline the encounter/clash between cultures

    The novelist puts the different attitudes and behaviours of each character into evidenceOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Chapter oneMain function(s):introductionthe protagonistthe interlocutorthe settingthe situationStructural element(s):some info about Pakistani cultureAmerican study experiencesocial and economic situation of two countries

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  • Chapter twoMain function(s):Ericas characterizationrelationship with EricaStructural element(s):comparison between families, human relationships and human naturediscussion about love and physical attractiondifferent attitudes and behavioursdiscussion about societyOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Chapter ThreeMain function(s):underlining aspects of two different cultures and their common fieldsStructural element(s):foreign people's attitudes and behaviourssome info about life in Lahorecomparison between two cities (Lahore and Manhattan)comparison between universities in Pakistan and in the USAOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Chapter fourMain function(s):Influence of stereotypes and prejudices in peoples lifeStructural element(s):comparison between developments in Lahore and in NYCcosmopolitan elements of NYCPakistans situation in a conversation between Ericas father and ChangezEricas confession about the traumatic effect of Chris deathOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Chapter fiveMain function(s):the attitudes in other countrypettiness/narrow mindednessStructural element(s):the USA, seen from Philippinescomparison between Lahore and Manilacultural shock and adjustment to new culturesAttack to the Twin Towers (turning point)first American fearsOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Chapter sixMain function(s):the traumas of lifeStructural element(s):use of sense of smell to identify some aspects of a culturediscussion about the idea of deathreturn to a wounded Citymeeting with Erica after the attacksdiscussion about social classesthe emotions and the relationship with Erica

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  • Chapter sevenMain function(s):anger in front of a threatened country Changez s change and his lifeStructural element(s):Some info about American attitudes with foreign peoplediscussion about economic and financial problemssome info about Pakistani foodthe emotions and the relationship with Erica

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  • Chapter eightMain function(s):parallelism between NYCs and Ericas traumaStructural element(s):traumatic dialogue with Ericas motherErica breaks relationshipfood and smell as cultural signs nostalgia that was becoming to prevalent in my world (?) civil discriminationwork tolerance

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  • Chapter nineMain function(s):reflection about lifeStructural element(s):ways of eatingChangez s return to Lahore and his fells foreignernew cultural shocksituation in Pakistansymbols of national identitylast meeting with Erica in a clinicnew situation at work

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  • Chapter tenMain function(s):protagonists inner upheavalreflection about services to the USA, the enemy

    Structural element(s):protagonists work experience in Chilemeeting with Juan-Bautistathe visit of Pablo Nerudas housethoughts about EricaOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • Chapter elevenMain function(s):change of perspective about USAStructural element(s):return to New York CityWork failure and layoffEricas disappearanceremainder and nostalgia of past and defining moments with Ericadefinitive return to Lahore

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  • Chapter twelveMain function(s):reflection about fear in front of differenceStructural element(s):Changez is a professor in a Lahore campushe is involved in protests against the attitude of American governmenthis anguished life in Lahorethe conclusion of dialogue with the American

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  • Cultural referencesThe novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist influenced the homonymousfilm adaptation by directorMira NairOfficial websiteOctober 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • SourcesThe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamidimages from the movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist by director Mira NairSchool lessonsStudy materials October 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*

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  • October 2014Fiodor Nicola Misuri*Thank you for your attention

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